Active Summer Challenge

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:
Image: Premier League Primary Stars

​The Premier League’s Primary Stars programme is marking its fifth birthday with the launch of an Active Summer Challenge.

Premier League Primary Stars began life in 2017 and now offers more than 640 curriculum-linked activities and resources for primary schools in England and Wales.

Covering maths, English, PSHE, and PE, more than 58,000 teachers have downloaded and used the free resources since the programme began.

This summer, to mark the anniversary, the Premier League is launching its Active Summer Challenge, which asks pupils to plan five ways to keep active during the summer holidays.

The new resources are available for teachers to download for free on the Premier League Primary Stars website. The materials feature Premier League football players, club coaches and other experts and support the delivery of PE lessons or to inspire class discussions about the importance of being active.

Schools are invited to submit pupils' entries by July 22 for a chance to win a Premier League football, a visit from the Premier League Trophy to your school, or the opportunity to be featured on the Premier League Primary Stars gallery.

Natalie Sutton, school manager at Sandfield Close Primary School, said: “The Premier League Primary Stars programme has opened up so many opportunities and doors to us that we wouldn't have been able to open on our own. We've had such a positive experience since joining back in 2018. It is important to measure progress but for me, it is also important to see our pupils expand their thinking and learn about key subjects in a fun and engaging way. It has all been so positive for us as teachers, but more importantly beneficial to the learning of our pupils.”

The Premier League funds Premier League Primary Stars and other community programmes through its £100m annual investment in community facilities and community and education programmes. A total of 105 professional football clubs across the football pyramid are funded by the Premier League to deliver Premier League Primary Stars sessions.

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